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Wednesday, April 25, 2018 – The First Three Holes – Eagle, Birdie, Goose

Wednesday, April 25, 2018 –The First Three Holes –  Eagle, Birdie, Goose

Golf hazards do not always mean water and woods. After I stopped laughing I felt sorry for this young man.

My golf course animal rule: My emergency room deductible is $50. A box of cheap golf balls is $25. Therefore, if the ball goes into the grass or weeds and the greenery is up to my shoe laces, it is considered a lost ball and gone to snake land or as golfers say “where the monkeys make love.”

There is also the unwritten rule of “play the ball where the monkeys drop it.” When the British introduced golf to India during colonial days, monkeys were a serious problem. The animals would take a golfer’s ball, run with it and then drop it. The British were also a serious problem for the India, but that is another story.

If you think about it, sometimes it is like life. You just have to play life where the monkey drops you. Or in this young man’s case, where the goose drops you.


Good read on the British, monkeys and life.


Monday, June 26, 2017 – My Monday after Weekend College Sports Awards

Monday, June 26, 2017 – My Monday after Weekend College Sports Awards

Those of us in Texas know that the season that precedes football is called baseball and maybe golf. I usually post Here’s What I’m Thinking about the previous weekend’s college football games. I seldom do other sports awards, but as always there is an exception. Here are my Monday after the weekend college sports awards.

Best Golf Shot of the Year – Jordon Spieth’s chip out from the bunker to win The Travelers Championship in Sudden Death. Spectacular. The celebratory jump with his caddie was pretty good too. Google it.

My College World Series Awards

First to the Oregon Beavers – I did not think LSU could defeat you twice. Nevertheless, here is your Welcome to the SEC! Trophy.

To TCU –I was somewhat hoping for an all purple CWS final. Here is your second place, Welcome to the SEC! Trophy. Note to NCAA, if the Aggies cannot have any form of bubble making machines or devices for celebrations of runs because they are distracting, then TCU cannot have beach balls. There were more beach balls in the stadium than at a Grateful Dead Show in Mountain View. Also, NCAA, the bubbles burst and no one has to run on to the field to pick one up.

To the other teams who were in the bracket to reach the College World Series, great job. Very proud of all of you and hope to see you next year with Aggie bubbles.

But tonight we go to North Baton Rouge – formerly known as Omaha – for the first game of the finals of the College World Series between the LSU Tigers and that horrid team from Gainesville, Florida. Never trust a team from Florida or a team that has a mascot that tastes like chicken.


1954 Magnolia High School Senior Trip. New Orleans, Louisiana. Photo by my father.

Alligator at Prejeans. Photo by me. Is alligator wrestling an NCAA sports or just at Florida University?

Friday, August 12, 2016 – Yesterday at Walden Pond or If Samuel Taylor Coldridge Had Played Golf

Friday, August 12, 2016 – Yesterday at Walden Pond or If Samuel Taylor Coldridge Had Played Golf

If Samuel Taylor Coldridge had played golf the poem might have been called The Time of the Ancient Golfer. It would have a stanza like this:

Water water everywhere and oh the boards did shrink.

Water water everywhere and oh the balls did sink.

I only hit two into the water yesterday. The golf course at Walden is a beautiful course with teeny tiny little green areas surrounded by lots of really big water (Lake Conroe) and other assorted wetlands and more sand bunkers that a secret  government facility. My success with the water was overshadowed by the at least six strokes I lost in the bunkers. I lost count of both strokes and bunkers.

The difference between a sand trap and water hazard is the difference between a car crash and an airplane crash. You have a chance of recovering from a car crash.  – Bobby Jones

Even with water, sand and tiny greens, I did not finish last about of about 50 players.  Given that I had never played the course, broke my distance device and actually finished in a heat that could have only come from the Breath of Hell, I was happy.

Today’s HWIT is very late because I had to make an emergency trip to The Woodlands to get this. If you are a golfer, you know exactly what it is. If you are not a golfer, it is a big ugly watch.

Garmin (461x800)

See you on the tee box!


Wednesday, June 22, 2016 – You Ain’t Got a Thing if You Ain’t Got that Swing!

Wednesday, June 22, 2016 – You Ain’t Got a Thing if You Ain’t Got that Swing!

A few pictures from last Saturday’s EWGA tournament.

practice (293x456)

On the driving range.

My swing (460x301)

Teeing off.

The Aggie players (454x289)

Aggie Players – me, Chanee and Terry


Monday, June 20, 2016 – Winner! Winner! Chicken Dinner! Or Celebration Brunch

Monday, June 20, 2016 – Winner! Winner! Chicken Dinner! Or Celebration Brunch

I won first place in my flight at the Inaugural Executive Women’s Golf Association (EWGA) – Aggieland Chapter. First place winners receive an automatic bid to the state Semi-final Championship round. This year’s semi-finals are at The Hills in Lakeway, Texas on July 9.

Me and my trophy (799x800)

I will be declining my advancement. I am going to play in the EWGA Shoot Out on the 24th of June. The Houston, Austin and Aggieland EWGA Chapters are holding a fun tournament to raise money to send young girls to nationals. This round will be played at Pine Forest in Bastrop. It is more fun to play when you help others.

Thursday, June 16, 2016 – Golf, Heat and Snakes (or other reptilian or amphibious water creatures.)

Thursday, June 16, 2016 – Golf, Heat and Snakes (or other reptilian or amphibious water creatures.)

More Than a Game 2013 2013-11-11 005 (800x600)

If you can’t stand the heat, then get off of the golf course. If you are going to play golf in Texas one must learn to play in the heat. First of all, it is not that hot in Texas. It is still only June with temperatures in the low 90’s and the heat index around 100. We still have July and August when the temperature is around 100 degrees at 8:00 in the morning and the index is around 120 degrees around 10 PM at night.

Summer in Texas was part of the Hell Deal – you know when God kicked Lucifer out of Heaven? God said “Look, you can have Hell or Texas.” So the devil took Hell because it was too hot in Texas in July and August.

Seriously pay attention to the heat. Know how to prepare – hydrate, hydrate and hydrate. Pay attention to your body.

Other safety tips concern lost golf balls in hazards. Golf hazards are those places known to golfers as “where the monkeys have coitus.” It includes, but is not limited to water, weeds, tall grass, trees, wooded areas, a person’s yard or porch, and the next fairway.

Here’s what I’m thinking about lost golf balls in locations when I cannot see it upon first look. FORGET IT! See, my insurance deductible for a snake bite is $50 for an ER visit. Golf balls are only $25.00 a box. Heck, even Titleist golf balls are around $50. My insurance does not cover trauma and new underwear should I even see a snake. I know my insurance does not cover trauma and needed counseling should an alligator or some other Godzilla creature leap at me. I will take the penalty strokes.